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    Wanderer wescobts's Avatar
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    Cordage

    While watch an R. Mears vid he made some cordage from the inner bark of a willow. This was during the summer. Is this process possible during the winter months ? Also I am pretty certain that the Willow species here in the states are different, does any body know if our species will be good for this or could some one suggest a better tree ?
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    bushcraftboy
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    Use spruce roots, or nettles, but I think you can get cord from any willow.

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    I think this was the same Ray Mears episode i watched ;D looked like good fun, i might have to have a go but looks like it would need a few goes.
    Not sure about the willow over seas ;D

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    Sweet chestnut inner bark's good for cordage. That's what I was taught with on a Woodlore course in Sussex. Makes excellent tinder too, when dried.

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